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Daily International News 12.16.10

December 16, 2010

Daily International News
December 16, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Bill Richardson arrives in Pyongyang
[AP]
N. Korea says it supports dialogue but will never “beg” for it
[Yonhap]
South Korea moves to boost ties with China in wake of North Korea attacks
[CSM]
N.Korea’s Nuke Tech ‘Much More Advanced’ Than Iran’s
[Chosun]
North Korea digging tunnel for spring nuclear test – report
[Reuters]
S. Korea to stage live-fire drill on border island shelled by N. Korea
[Yonhap]
Strategist tapped for top ROK Army post
[JoongAng]
U.S. missile-defense test fails over Pacific
[Reuters]
China
Wen brings finance to cement India ties
[FT]
China tunnel links last isolated Tibetan county to highway
[AP]
27 fishermen missing after boat capsizes off China
[AP]

Southeast Asia/Pacific
PM defends Australia’s border policies
[CNN]
WikiLeaks: Singapore Lee says Myanmar ‘stupid’
[AP]
Malaysia MPs suspend Anwar Ibrahim over Israel comment
[BBC]

South/Central Asia
Obama to speak on Afghan review, visit tribal chiefs
[WaPo]
Overview of the AfPak Review
[NYT]
July troop withdrawal on track, review of Afghan war strategy indicates
[WaPo]
Pakistani officials say US missiles kill 7 in NW
[AP]

Middle East
Arabs reject Middle East peace talks without US plan
[BBC]
Palestinian Authority cracks down on mosques to promote moderate Islam
[WaPo]
U.N. Security Council votes to end several Hussein-era sanctions against Iraq
[WaPo]
Israel can’t defeat Hezbollah – Israeli expert
[Reuters]
Iran arrests eight behind suicide blasts – report
[Reuters]

Africa
Côte d’Ivoire: Ouattara Urges Supporters to Take Charge of State TV And Top Office
[All Africa]
Ivory Coast: Ouattara’s party says 18 dead
[AP]
ICC names Kenya violence suspects
[Al Jazeera]
Senegal recalls Tehran ambassador over arms shipment
[BBC]
Mugabe’s wife sues paper over Wikileaks story: report
[AFP]
Nigeria oil delta raids kill 14
[AFP]

Europe/UK
High court grants bail to Julian Assange
[Guardian]
UK’s Ed Miliband rebukes ex-DefMin over ‘legalise drugs’ call
[Guardian]
Sweden: Bomber may not have acted alone
[AP]
Fears of Extremism Widen to Scandinavia
[WSJ]
Court backs tourist ban for Dutch cannabis coffee shops
[BBC]
New Turkish military coup trial begins for 200
[AP]
Russian ethnic riots: Hundreds arrested in Moscow
[BBC]
Kosovo PM seeks to sue European investigator
[AP]
Court: Irish abortion ban violates women’s rights
[AP]
Discord remains as EU leaders prepare to tackle eurozone stability
[Deutsche Welle]

Americas
Gulf of Mexico leak: BP shares hit over legal move
[BBC]
Wikileaks on Cuba: Fidel Castro ‘nearly died’
[BBC]

Domestic
Congress
House votes again to end ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’
[WaPo]
Senate agrees to open talks on new arms treaty with Russia
[WaPo]
Congress is on the brink of major action – or not
[LAT]
State Department
U.S. Tries to Build Case for Conspiracy by WikiLeaks
[NYT]
Hillary Clinton’s vision for foreign policy on a tight budget
[CSM]
White House
U.S. Rethinks Strategy for the Unthinkable
[NYT]
Presidential commission urges caution on ‘synthetic biology’
[WaPo]
Other
Liberal media watchdog: Fox News e-mail shows network’s slant on climate change
[WaPo]
Florida judge to rule on health-care challenge by states
[WaPo]
Stuxnet ‘virus’ could be altered to attack US facilities, report warns
[CSM]
Artist asks to withdraw work from ‘Hide/Seek’ exhibit to protest video removal
[WaPo]

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Daily International News 09.27.10

September 27, 2010

Daily International News
September 27, 2010

Northeast Asia
Koreas
Delegates Arrive for N. Korea Meeting
[NYT] and Delegates gather in NKorea for political meeting [AP]
Special security team set up for Kim Jong-il’s son
[JAIB]
China/Japan
Japan, China test each other’s diplomatic resolve
[AP] and Japan seeks damages as China trawler row lingers [Reuters]
Russia prepares to open oil pipeline to China
[Reuters]
Shippers say China slows handling of Japan goods
[AP]
From 09.26 China imposes anti-dumping duties on U.S. chicken products [Xinhua]
China police investigate ‘black jails’ for protesters
[BBC]
China to stick with one-child policy
[AP]

South/Southeast/Central Asia
SE Asia
US: Inverted Philippine flag was `honest mistake’
[AP]
Cambodia launches 5-year plan to tackle corruption
[Reuters]
Afghanistan
Woodward: Military thwarted president seeking choice in Afghanistan
[WaPo]
U.S. Probes Karzai’s Kin
[WSJ]
Pakistan/India
Nuclear-armed Pakistan chairs board of U.N. atom body
[Reuters]
Pakistan protests NATO airstrikes on its territory
[AP]
In Bid to Restore Calm, Indian Government Reopens Schools in Kashmir
[NYT]

Middle East
Israeli building ban ends
[WaPo]
Palestinians wait on decision to quit peace talks
[AP]
Mideast Talks Teeter as the Settlement Freeze Expires
[NYT]
Palestinian leader Abbas in Paris over peace talks
[Xinhua]
Activists expect Israel to stop Gaza-bound boat
[AP]
From 09.26 Omanis Arrive in Iran to Aid 2 U.S. Hikers, Paper Reports [NYT]

Africa
UN relief as Rwanda ‘drops Darfur peacekeeper threat’
[BBC]
Somali pirates leave Greek-operated vessel
[Reuters]

Europe/UK
New Labour Leader Looks to ‘Middle England’
[NYT]
Romanian minister quits over police protests
[FT]
Sweden’s Greens still spurn centre-right government
[Reuters]
Karadzic defends himself at Srebrenica war crimes trial
[CNN]
Pressure Intensifies on Irish Government
[WSJ]
Segway owner dies after falling off river cliff
[AP]

Americas/Domestic
Chavez allies win congressional majority in vote
[AP]
U.S. Wants to Make It Easier to Wiretap the Internet
[NYT]
Obama: D.C. schools don’t measure up to his daughters’ private school
[WaPo]
Tax-cuts vote unlikely until after elections
[WashTimes]

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Daily International News 09.15.10

September 15, 2010

Daily International News
September 15, 2010

Northeast Asia
Arnold Schwarzenegger sells California to East Asia [BBC]
Koreas
North Korea to resume talks with UN Command on sinking
[Nation]
US envoy: No quick progress likely in NKorea talks
[AP]
Bosworth seeks improved North-South relations to resume 6-way talks
[Kyodo]
Carter hopes prisoner release helps peace talks
[AP]
N. Korean website raises succession issue ahead of key party meeting
[Yonhap]
The Rapid Rise of Kim Jong-un
[Chosun]
NKorean political gathering delayed, sources say
[AP]
Japan
Kan works on new Cabinet, DPJ leadership lineups
[Kyodo]
Japan moves to combat rising yen
[BBC]
China
China rejects US trade complaint over clean energy
[AP]

Southeast Asia
Cambodia opens first methadone clinic for heroin users
[BBC]
Police arrest vigilantes for Indonesia church attack
[Reuters]

South/Central Asia
U.S. Debates Karzai’s Place in Fighting Corruption
[NYT]
Kabulbank directors were paid $500K bonuses – audit
[Reuters]
Holbrooke talks up American aid in Pakistan visit
[AP]
Pakistani printers make fake Afghan voting cards
[AP]

Middle East
Peace Talks
Israeli aircraft strike Gaza as leaders convene
[AP]
Israelis, Palestinians ‘Getting Down to Business’
[Bloomberg]
No concessions in Middle East talks
[Al Jazeera]
Iran/Iraq
American freed by Iran plans medical exam in Oman
[AP]
Former Iranian president calls on Iran to take U.S.-led sanctions seriously
[WaPo]
US-Iraqi raid on Fallujah kills 7
[AP]

Africa
Guinea election body set to decide on poll
[Reuters]
Nigeria president declares election bid on Facebook
[Reuters]

UK
Ed Miliband ‘increasingly confident’ in Labour race
[BBC]
BP’s Hayward to testify to UK lawmakers on spill
[AP]
UK MP says speed of defence review ‘could put operations at risk’
[BBC]

Europe
Europe Proposes Rules to Help Steady Markets
[NYT]
Pope’s visit: aide steps aside after comparing Britain to ‘third world’
[Guardian]
French Senate approves burqa ban
[DW]
French lawmakers OK raising retirement age to 62
[AP]

Americas
Former Chilean President to Lead New U.N. Agency
[NYT]
Self-employment key to Cuban economic overhaul
[AP]
Tropical storm Karl hits Mexico’s Yucatan
[AP]

Domestic
Tea Party win hurts Republicans’ Senate chances
[Reuters]
How Adrian Fenty lost his reelection bid for D.C. mayor
[WaPo]
Primary Voter Turnout Stays Low, but More So for Democrats
[NYT]
Lugar’s final word on new START
[FP]
Pentagon Accelerates Savings Push
[WSJ]

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Daily International News 05.18.10

May 18, 2010

Daily International News
May 18, 2010

Japan/Koreas
Announcement possible as North Korea recalls parliament
[Reuters]
Poor weather halts Japan’s Venus mission
[BBC]

China
China welcomes Iran nuclear fuel swap deal
[Reuters]
Factbox: Ties binding China and Iran
[Reuters]
China to buy 7 Brazil transmission firms – reports
[Reuters]
1 dead, 5 wounded in latest China rampage attack
[AP]
Chinese tycoon jailed for graft
[AFP]
Zhang Ziyi stars as AIDS patient in new China film
[AP]

Thailand
Thai government dismisses talks to end deadly protests
[Reuters]
Thai govt says no peace talks unless protests end
[AP]

AfPak
Twelve killed by bicycle bomb in Pakistan
[Reuters]
Taliban suicide bomb hits NATO convoy, kills 18
[AP]

Middle East
Iran hopeful world powers will accept nuclear deal
[AP]
France frees man who killed Iran’s last premier
[AP]
Saudi forces rescue two German girls held in Yemen
[Reuters]

Africa
Malawi: Judge convicts gay couple
[AP]

UK
UK Parliament to meet for 1st time since election
[AP]
The battle of the Miliband brothers
[Guardian]
EU nations override UK on hedge fund rules
[AP]
Police crackdown on hate crime across London
[BBC]

Europe
Russian tycoon Khodorkovsky declares hunger strike
[AP]
Russian mine boss resigns after Putin rebuke
[Reuters]
Greece gets first 14.5 bln euros of EU rescue loans
[AFP]

Americas/Domestic
Review Cites Flaws in U.S. Antimissile Program
[NYT]
BP says more oil contained, U.S. to probe spill
[Reuters]
Two U.S. senators in jeopardy on big day of voting
[Reuters]
Microsoft Hotmail upgrade targets Gmail and Yahoo
[BBC]
Google set for probes on data harvesting
[FT]

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Daily International News 12.22.09

December 22, 2009

Daily International News
December 22, 2009

DPRK
Talks on N. Korean nukes should resume before March: FM
[Yonhap]
“North Korea and regional powers should reopen their nuclear talks by the end of February if they want to salvage the often-troubled forum, South Korea’s foreign minister said Tuesday.”

S. Korea questioning seven N. Koreans found drifting in Yellow Sea [Yonhap]
“Seven North Koreans were being questioned by South Korean authorities on Tuesday after they were found drifting south of the Yellow Sea border, officials said.”

Koreas set to link modern military hot lines: officials [Yonhap]
“South and North Korea were poised Tuesday to link their military hot lines they have been working to modernize, an official in Seoul said, just a day after Pyongyang raised tension by declaring the western sea border its firing zone.”
Reactions to Copenhagen
China rejects UK claims it hindered Copenhagen talks
[BBC]
“China has dismissed claims made by a British minister that it “hijacked” efforts to reach an agreement at the climate summit in Copenhagen.”

South Africa blasts Copenhagen failure [AP]
“South Africa says Copenhagen’s failure to produce a legally binding climate change agreement was unacceptable, joining a global chorus of condemnation even though it helped draft the final accord.”

India ‘pleased’ with climate summit [BBC]
“Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh told MPs that India had been able to resist pressure from the developed world to sign up to binding emission targets.”


Japan

Japan sets May deadline to resolve US base dispute
[AP]
“Japan aims to resolve a dispute with the United States over the relocation of an American military base on the southern island of Okinawa by May, the defense minister said Tuesday.”

Hatoyama support rate plummets [Japan Times]
“Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Monday the sharp dip in the public support rate for his administration, as shown in opinion polls over the weekend, means he must work harder.”
China
4th round of Taiwan trade talks underway with high hopes
[Global Times]
“The mainland’s chief negotiator for Taiwan affairs arrived in Taiwan Monday for a new round of high-level trade talks, while saying he respected people’s right to protest against his visit.”
Nepal
US stops aid to Nepal over human rights row
[Times of India]
“The US has passed a law that denies financial aid to the Nepal government, amid stepped up pressure on the country’s army to fulfill its human rights obligations, a news report has said.”
AfPak
NATO says no deadline for Afghan troop withdrawal
[Reuters]
“The head of NATO said on Tuesday there would be no deadline for the exit of allied troops from Afghanistan, as fears grow among Afghans that foreign forces will leave before their own troops are able to guarantee security.”


Israel/Palestine

Israel won’t pay “any price” to free soldier
[Reuters]
“Israel said on Tuesday it was not prepared to agree to all of Hamas’s demands in a German-mediated deal to exchange a captive Israeli soldier for hundreds of Palestinian prisoners.”

Abbas Says Palestinians Won’t Rise Up, for Now [WSJ]
“Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said there won’t be a new Palestinian uprising as long as he’s in office, but warned the current calm might end once he steps down, as early as June.”
Iran
Iran Nuclear Trigger Report a U.S. Forgery: Ahmadinejad
[ABC]
“A leaked memo appearing to show Tehran’s efforts to design an atomic bomb trigger was forged by the United States, Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a U.S. news program.”

Ahmadinejad dismisses US deadline for nuclear deal [AP]
“Iran’s president on Tuesday dismissed a year-end deadline…for Tehran to accept a U.N.-drafted deal to swap enriched uranium for nuclear fuel, and claimed his government is now “10 times stronger” than a year ago.”

Iran says Iraq border incident a “misunderstanding” [Reuters]
“Iran on Tuesday described a border incident with Iraq, which caused oil prices to rise late last week, as a “misunderstanding” and called for experts from both countries to look into border demarcation issues.”


Europe

Serbia submits formal EU membership application
[DW]
“Serbia has submitted its formal application for membership of the European Union. President Boris Tadic flew to Stockholm to hand the application to Sweden, the current holders of the EU’s rotating presidency.”

Russia, U.S. plan unprecedented nuclear cut-Lavrov [Reuters]
“Russia and the United States plan unprecedented cuts to their Cold War arsenals of nuclear weapons under a new arms reduction deal, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Tuesday.”

From 12/21 – Silvio Berlusconi bounces back in polls after attack [Times of London]
“Silvio Berlusconi’s approval ratings, which had slipped over the past six months because of sex scandals and corruption charges, have bounced back amid a wave sympathy for him after he was attacked in Milan a week ago.”
Africa
Guinea junta leader Camara should be tried – UN
[BBC]
“Guinea’s military leader should be charged with crimes against humanity over the killing of opposition protesters, a leaked UN report says.”

Mugabe, Tsvangirai agree on media, election bodies [Reuters]
“Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe and his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai have agreed on commissions to drive media and electoral reforms, one of the key issues which has been threatening their power-sharing deal.”
Americas
Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage, adoptions
[CNN]
“Mexico City, one of Latin America’s largest metropolises, on Monday legalized same-sex marriage and adoption by same-sex couples.”
Domestic
Cyber Chief Selected by Obama
[WSJ]
“Howard Schmidt will be named as White House cybersecurity coordinator after a search that began in May, when President Barack Obama announced the creation of the new post.”